Red wine is often associated with winter evenings or warm, cozy dinners, but the truth is that some red wines can be quite refreshing and enjoyable for summer. At Heritour Voyage, we are wine experts and we decided to share with you our recommendations for the best red wines to enjoy during the summer season.
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- First of all, we recommend Pinot Noir, which is the most common red wine variety in Burgundy. This red wine is light, fruity and easy to drink, making it an ideal choice for warm summer evenings. Look for a Pinot Noir with notes of cherries, strawberries and raspberries for a light, fruity flavor.
- Next, we suggest you try Gamay, another popular red grape variety in Burgundy. Gamay is also light and fruity, but with a juicier flavor of red fruits, like cherries and currants. It’s a perfect choice for those hot days when you want a red wine to cool you down.
- Burgundy-Passetoutgrain is also a great choice in the summer. This red wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, which makes it lighter and fruitier than some of the other red wines from Burgundy. It is also very affordable, making it a practical choice for larger parties.
- Finally, if you’re looking for a fuller bodied red wine to accompany your summer grilling, we recommend Gevrey-Chambertin. This red wine from the Côte de Nuits is rich in black fruit and leather flavors, with a certain finesse. It is perfect with grilled meat or a fresh summer salad.
We hope these recommendations will help you choose the perfect red wine for summer evenings. Whether you prefer a light, fruity wine or a full-bodied, aromatic wine, there is a choice for everyone. Remember, the key to enjoying a glass of red wine in the summer is to look for light wines with low tannin content.
To learn more about the best wines for summer, book your private Heritour wine tour now. Our experts Vicky and Simon will give you the best tips and references to find the perfect summer Burgundy wine.